How Does RationalPlan Position Against its Competitors?

While publishing our products over a specialized reviews directory we were asked: “How do you position yourself against your competitors?“. To summarize it the answer would be: “RationalPlan puts the accent on productivity and tries to be as easy to use as possible: straightforward and intuitive“.

The Pareto principle (the 80/20 rule)

Compared to other products it has the same power but it is more affordable to the users. If you compare for example RationalPlan Single product with Microsoft Project standard version you get 80% of the functionality at 20% of the price. There was a customer – whose name I can not mention without his approval – that after buying RationalPlan he wanted a refund because he was not finding certain features available in MS Project. After explaining him where he can find that functionality we also recommended to keep the product. A few days later we received this answer: “Now that I get to know RationalPlan better, I wouldn’t want to miss it anymore. You helped me save a lot of money by “preventing” me from buying MS-Project 🙂

Embedded project guide

Project management applications tend to be a little bit more complicated and require some training for users to understand how to use them. There are special terms and notions that need additional explanations to understand them. RationalPlan offers an embedded project guide that takes users step by step through the whole process of initiating, planning and controling a project. It is great for a novice or accidental project manager but has the power and the tools to assist an experienced one. Once users get used to the software they can hide the project guide, increase the workspace area and create their own pattern in using the product.

Works everywhere

RationalPlan was developed to work on any operating system: Windows, Mac OS X, different Linux flavors. Even more with the cloud service module it can run directly within the browser no matter what the underlying operating system is.

Great support

One of the main aspects that RationalPlan believes in is the client satisfaction. That is why customer support is a priority. RationalPlan is not a big brand and people do not know it that much but anyone that gets to work with it prefers it over the competitors. Here are just a few testimonials to confirm the customer satisfaction.

However the final verdict is what the users say about RationalPlan products!

RationalPlan 4.11 – Improved Online Project Planning and Support for High Resolution Monitors

By | April 20th, 2015|News, RationalPlan|Comments Off on RationalPlan 4.11 – Improved Online Project Planning and Support for High Resolution Monitors

RationalPlan Project Management SoftwareStand By Soft is pleased to announce the release of RationalPlan 4.11. Current version comes with support for high resolutions screens, an improved web-based project management module for the Server product, better support for opening Microsoft© Project 2013 files, custom filters, more predefined roles and much more. Plus starting with this version RationalPlan is also available in Brazilian Portuguese language.

RationalPlan started as an easy to use and straightforward project management software but it evolved into an embedded and powerful system that is now available even as a project management cloud service both for individuals and for companies that need a distributed solution with concurrent access from multiple users.

Important changes for this version

For the online and server side segment the users will get:

  • Improved web-based project management module
  • A project guide
  • More filters and settings
  • New predefined roles (responsible and project manager)

Changes for the stand alone products:

  • Support for high resolution screens
  • Added possibility to change application font size
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese language
  • Improved integration with MS© Project 2013 files
  • Support for creating custom filters and saving filters

Online project planning is now easier to achieve with the new web-based interface from the RationalPlan Cloud solution. Although still in beta users now have interactive Gantt charts, access to manage risks and project details like info, notes, assumptions & constraints. Easy, straightforward and from any place with just a simple access to a web browser. (more…)

RationalPlan Project Management Software – 2014 Brazil World Cup Promotion

By | June 26th, 2014|Promotions, RationalPlan|Comments Off on RationalPlan Project Management Software – 2014 Brazil World Cup Promotion

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil discount for RationalPlan project management software
Stand By Soft is delighted to offer users a special discount for the duration of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ for its RationalPlan suite.

All that needs to be done is to use the coupon code BRAZIL-WORLD-CUP when placing an order. By using this coupon code users will have a 20% discount for any of the RationalPlan products except the Cloud solution.

However all new users that purchase RationalPlan Cloud service will be given one free month hosting. For this just mention the coupon code within the Comments section when filling the usage notification form.

RationalPlan is a project management suite that started as a desktop application designed to run on all major operating systems – Windows, Linux and Mac OS X – but it evolved into an embedded management system that is now available even as a cloud service both for individuals and for companies that need a distributed solution with concurrent access from multiple users.

Is RationalPlan Supported On Mac OS X Mavericks?

By | October 24th, 2013|RationalPlan|Comments Off on Is RationalPlan Supported On Mac OS X Mavericks?

Starting with Mac OS X Mountain Lion the Gatekeeper was introduced that by default does not allow users to run applications downloaded outside of the App Store. In this situation are also the RationalPlan users that are downloading our products directly from our website.

Now since Mavericks is a free upgrade from Mountain Lion the same restriction applies. Hence if you find yourself a fresh Mavericks user and when trying to install RationalPlan you get an error like this one:

RationalPlan on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

you can solve it by going to Apple menu > System Preferences… > Security & Privacy > General tab and under the header “Allow applications downloaded from:” check the Anywhere box. This will allow you to install RationalPlan. However after the install is complete you might want to set it back to Mac App Store and identified developers.

Mac OS X Mountain Lion Gatekeeper settings

RationalPlan Is In The Finals At Construction Computing Awards 2013 For The Project Management Category

By | September 19th, 2013|Awards, Contests, RationalPlan|Comments Off on RationalPlan Is In The Finals At Construction Computing Awards 2013 For The Project Management Category

Stand By Soft is delighted to inform users that RationalPlan suite has made the finals of the Construction Computing Awards 2013 in the Project Management/Project Planning category.

Voting is now underway and finishes on November 7th, with the winners announced on November 21st at the Hotel Russell,  London. More information and the online voting form can be found at www.constructioncomputingawards.co.uk.

So give us a helping hand and vote RationalPlan as your preferred project management software. Voting is easy and fast and all it requires is just some basic information from you.
Construction Computing Awards Finals

RationalPlan Freezes With The Latest Version Of Java 1.6.0_51 On Mac OS X

By | July 16th, 2013|RationalPlan|Comments Off on RationalPlan Freezes With The Latest Version Of Java 1.6.0_51 On Mac OS X

The latest update of Java from Apple introduced some major problems for Java based products like failing to draw or respond to user input. More exactly we are talking about the update to Java SE 1.6.0_51. The problem also applies to RationalPlan users.

As a quick fix Apple released the patch Java for OS X 2013-004 that should fix the above mentioned problems. We recommend users that encounter such problems to install this update by following this link where they will also find more details.

Black Friday Discounts For RationalPlan Project Management Software

By | November 20th, 2012|Promotions, RationalPlan|Comments Off on Black Friday Discounts For RationalPlan Project Management Software

Black Friday discounts for RationalPlan

The developers from RationalPlan will offer special discounts to their users on Black Friday. So on November 23 the discount will be 40% for all the products. Customers are invited to keep an eye on RationalPlan website as the offer is limited to 400 licenses.

Updates will be posted on RationalPlan’s social media networks. “Users are invited to follow us on our Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages for the latest news regarding our Black Friday promotion”, says Gabriel Toader, CEO at Stand By Soft. From time to time the status of the promotion will be updated so users will have an idea on how many licenses are still available.

Users can get RationalPlan for all major operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

RationalPlan is a project planning software suited to many types of users starting from novice or accidental project managers and up to companies that need a server solution with concurrent access. (more…)

Third Place For RationalPlan At 2012 Project Management Election

By | November 9th, 2012|Awards, Contests, News, RationalPlan|1 Comment

The project management provider RationalPlan obtained the third place at Capterra’s Project Management Election 2012. RationalPlan has been nominated as being one of the 55 contending project management software providers. These 55 nominees were chosen from a few hundreds of software solutions.

Providers were split into two:

  • The Traditionalists – those who identified a Traditional/Phased-Approach as the methodology that best fits their software
  • The Contemporaries – those who identified Agile or another methodology as the best fit (as well as those who indicated their solution is tailored to multiple methodologies)

The election started on October 9th and had four rounds, each round for a duration of one week. The candidate pool was narrowed down at the end of each one-week voting “round” based on which candidates had the most votes. Project managers could vote their preferred project management solution just once every day during the entire campaign.

After the first round we were classified as one of the first 10 players from The Traditionalists category so we were validated to enter the next round. The election continued with Round 2 where only the first 3 products from each category went to next round. Round 2 ended on October 22 when RationalPlan was chose as one of the six best project management software providers. Many were and few remained. After Round 3 which ended on October 29 only the best project management product from each category went to final round. RationalPlan was classified on third place.

“We received a great support and a lot of votes from our users that allowed us to obtain this place. The community was very active on social media like Twitter, Google Plus and especially on RationalPlan Facebook page. We thank all those that voted RationalPlan as their preferred project management software”, says Gabriel Toader, CEO at Stand By Soft. (more…)

Top 6 for RationalPlan in the Race for the 2012 Project Management Election

By | October 23rd, 2012|Contests, RationalPlan|Comments Off on Top 6 for RationalPlan in the Race for the 2012 Project Management Election

Another week is gone and RationalPlan continues the competition for Capterra’s Project Management Election 2012 as one of the six best project management software providers.

Many were and few remained. In the previous round we were classified as one of the first 3 players from The Traditionalists category so we were validated to enter the third round. Thank you all for your support and votes! We hope that you will continue to vote us daily.

Now the election continues with Round 3 where only the best project management product from each category will go to final round. Round 3 ends on October 29 so give us a helping hand and vote RationalPlan as your preferred project management software. Voting is easy and fast and does not require anything from you except two mouse clicks: one for selecting RationalPlan in the The Traditionalists red column and the second one at the bottom of the page to Submit your vote:

RationalPlan Project Management Software on the 2012 Project Management Election

Thank you and do not forget to vote RationalPlan for the Project Management Election 2012 every day!

RationalPlan in Round 2 of the Race for the 2012 Project Management Election

By | October 17th, 2012|Contests, RationalPlan|Comments Off on RationalPlan in Round 2 of the Race for the 2012 Project Management Election

Last week we announced that RationalPlan has been nominated for Capterra’s Project Management Election 2012 as being one of the 55 contending project management software providers. In the first round we were classified as one of the first 10 players from The Traditionalists category so we were validated to enter the second round. Thank you all that supported us and voted for RationalPlan!

Now the election continues with Round 2 where only the first 3 products from each category will go to next round. Round 3 ends on October 22 so give us a helping hand and vote RationalPlan as your preferred project management software. Voting is easy and fast and does not require anything from you except two mouse clicks: one for selecting RationalPlan in the The Traditionalists red column and the second one at the bottom of the page to Submit your vote:

RationalPlan Project Management Software on the 2012 Project Management Election

Thank you and do not forget to vote RationalPlan for the Project Management Election 2012 every day!